Grace Yu, 54, Myung Ae Yang, 69, Mikyong Hong, 62, and Yong ok Argilla, 60, killed in two-vehicle car wreck on State Route 120 in Tuolumne County, California

Modified Date: 
Fri, 11/24/2017 - 5:36pm
Accident Date: 
Saturday, October 24, 2015

CHP: Merced Man Among 5 Dead In Fiery Crash East OfGroveland

TUOLUMNE COUNTY (CBS13) — Fiver people died in an accident in Tuolumne County on Saturday. A fourth passenger was flown to Doctors in Modesto with major injuries The driver of the Nissan, a 22-year-old man from Merced, was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the Mercedes and three passengers were all pronounced dead at the scene. His passenger, a 22-year-old woman from Merced, was flown to Memorial Hospital with major injuries. The CHP has reported one of the cars crossed of the median, but has not specified which one.

Saratoga Woman Survives Deadly Collision Near Yosemite

A 50-year-old Saratoga woman was one of the survivors in a head-on collision Saturday evening on a highway leading to Yosemite, authorities said.

CHP: 5 die in fiery crash involving San Jose car in Sierra foothills; Saratoga woman injured

"Due to the fact that both drivers died," Norton said, "those results won't come back until autopsies are done." His passenger, Sasha Magana, also 22 and from Merced, suffered major injuries and was airlifted to Memorial Hospital in Modesto. The CHP said Jeongsoo Yang, a Saratoga resident in her 50s, was the only passenger in the westbound Mercedes who survived the accident. The driver of the eastbound Nissan, 22-year-old Marcos Lopez Martinez, of Merced, also died at the scene. Four others in the car, which was registered in San Jose, died at the scene.

Saratoga survivor, four killed in Sierra crash reportedly members of Bible study group

Ong described her mother's injuries as "horrific," including several broken bones, damage to the spine and stomach injuries that needed immediate surgery. The California Highway Patrol has not identified the victims. Ong said her mother and church friends were on a "brief trip;" the women were traveling east on 120, about 25 miles west of Yosemite National Park. Jeongsoo Yang was traveling with four other women, apparently all members of the same South Bay Bible study group, when the head-on collision occurred, according to her daughter, Grace Ong. Ong, who lives on the East Coast, did not know the names of her mother's friends who died in the crash.

4 Bay Area residents killed in Tuolumne County crash identified

There are new details on about a deadly head-on crash in Tuolumne County over the weekend.On Saturday evening, around 6:30, two vehicles collided on State Route 120, east of Smith Station Road. Five people were kille don impact.Four of them have been identified as Bay Area residents. They are Grace Yu, 54, of San Jose; Myung Ae Yang, 69, of Cupertino; Mikyong Hong, 62, from Gilroy; and Yong ok Argilla, 60, of Hayward.One other passenger, Jeongsoo Yang from Saratoga, was flown to a hospital in Modesto with major injuries.Drugs and/or alcohol are not being ruled out as an associated factor to this collision.State Route 120 was closed for approximately five hours.The California Highway Patrol is asking for the public's help regarding this traffic collision. The CHP is looking for any witness to this collision and witness are encouraged to contact the California Highway Patrol, Sonora Office at 209-984-3944, attention Officer Griefer.

Four Bay Area women killed in Sierra crash identified

The California Highway Patrol released the names of the women Thursday morning, five days after the deadly crash. The four Bay Area women who were killed last weekend in a fiery, head-on collision on Highway 120 east of Groveland have been identified as Grace D. Yu, 54, of San Jose, Myung Ae Yang, 69, of Cupertino, Mikyong Hong, 62, of Gilroy and Yong Ok Argilla, 60, of Hayward. His passenger, Sasha Magana, also 22 and from Merced, suffered major injuries and was airlifted to Memorial Hospital in Modesto. Yang's daughter said the women were all members of the same South Bay Bible study group and were away on a "brief trip" when the head-on collision occurred. Anyone who may have witnessed the crash is asked to contact the CHP Sonora Office at 209-984-3944.
Type: Car Accident
People Involved: 
Marcos Lopez Martinez
Sasha Magana
Jeongsoo Yang
Grace Yu
Myung Ae Yang
Mikyong Hong
Yong ok Argilla
Roadway: 
State Route 120

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